Artspace kicks off public meetings in Springdale

Posted: January 31, 2018 at 1:06 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Artist Shawna Elliott paints Thursday at 1 Seventeen Create in Springdale. The space features artists’ work space as well as gallery and exhibition space. The Walton Family Foundation has partnered with national nonprofit group Artspace on a $400,000 grant to develop space for artists and creatives to live, work, exhibit and perform. Artspace will lead public meetings centered around arts-driven economic development and conduct a feasibility and market study for Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville, as well as tour prospective sites for development.

The creative momentum, available buildings and population growth give the city great potential for projects to provide affordable living and working space for artists, Wendy Holmes, vice president of consulting and strategic partnerships for Artspace, said Tuesday.

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Artspace’s next public meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Haxton Road Studios, 222 SE Second St. in Bentonville.

There is an event page on Facebook that can be found by searching Artspace Public Meeting - Bentonville.

Source: Staff report

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